Your liver is super-important hence the name “vital organ”. Trust me, when the smart people say it’s important they are for real. Unlike many of your other vital organs it is impossible to live without a liver. It has loads of different jobs all equally important. It stores energy for your body (in the form of glycogen) and also stores vitamins. It digests and processes proteins and fats. Probably it’s most famously known for breaking down the bad stuff you put in your body, such as alcohol.
We can be a little unkind to our livers sometimes, especially when it comes to drinking the booze. Liver disease as a result of alcohol is a growing cause of concern in the UK and recently there has been a rise in the number of cases in 25-29 year olds. The important thing to realize is that these people didn’t just have a drink at the age of 25 and get ill. The liver is a pretty strong and resilient beast. The problem arose because they started drinking consistently and heavily in their teens.
Other possible causes of liver disease are Hepatitis and Fatty Liver Disease (non-alcohol related). These three top causes of liver damage are all pretty preventable through healthy living or vaccinations. So let’s learn about liver and how to treat it nicely.